Teleka Patrick missing

Police are working to identify the body of a woman that was pulled from a lake in northern Indiana, NBC affiliate Woodtv.com reports.

A fisherman spotted the body floating on Lake Charles around 7:10 a.m. Sunday. He called police and reported "something suspicious" floating in the water.

The Indiana State police SCUBA team and Porter Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pulled the body out of the water. The body was described as that of a female dressed in dark clothing, according to a press release.

Teleka Patrick

The body was initially identified by the deceased's mother as Dr. Teleka Patrick, who was reported missing on Dec. 6, 2013.

Patrick was last seen on the evening of Dec. 5, 2013 wearing black pants and a black top or coat with a hoodie.

According to Woodtv.com, Patrick’s mother told 24 Hour News 8 over the phone on Sunday afternoon that it was Patrick’s body. She said that her family is in mourning and declined further comment.

But after she hung up another family member called News 8 to say the body had not been positively identified as Patrick's.

The family member emailed News 8 the following message:

“Our family was informed that a body was found that may be our daughter Teleka Patrick. We are waiting for official confirmation from the Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Department and have no comment at this time. Thank you for your continued prayers-we ask that you respect our privacy at this difficult time.”

Chuck Harris, the Porter County coroner, told 24 Hour News 8 that the body's decomposition made it difficult to make a positive identification. He said fingerprints and dental records would be utilized to make a positive ID. Harris said there was no sign of trauma to the body.

Authorities last searched Lake Charles in January but it was still frozen over, Woodtv reports.

Teleka Patrick

Patrick, a 30-year-old first-year medical resident in psychiatry at the Western Michigan University School of Medicine, was last seen by a courtesy shuttle driver at the Radisson Plaza Hotel on Dec. 5, 2013. He said he dropped her off at her car in the parking lot of the Borgess Medical Center where she worked. Patrick had attempted to rent a room at the Radisson hotel, but she did not have a major credit card.

Amateur detectives on WebSleuths.com unearthed a multitude of old Twitter usernames and at least 20,000 deleted Twitter posts made by Patrick that suggest she heard voices in her head -- a sign of schizophrenia and other mental disorders.

The deleted tweets uncovered by the amateur sleuths also indicate that Patrick may have suffered from Erotomania, a mental disorder characterized by a strong, psychotic attraction to a public figure whom the individual believes is telegraphing their romantic interests via messages sent through the television, music, Internet, or photographs.

It was the Websleuths.com amateur detectives who initially discovered the link between the missing doctor and gospel singer Marvin Sapp, whom Patrick was accused of stalking. The national media then reported the connection.

Marvin Sapp

Sapp filed a restraining order against Patrick, who showed up at his home and reportedly harassed his children by phone.

Patrick's family members called the revelations in the restraining order “surprising” and “confusing.” They say Patrick did not have a romantic interest in anyone. The family believe Patrick is a victim of foul play. Off the record, police suspected Patrick may have staged her own disappearance to attract the attention of her mystery man.

Patrick’s family released a statement saying, “The days since [Teleka's disappearance] have been the most brutal, maddening all-consuming thing we have ever faced.”

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    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I can only imagine how swollen she was... I couldn't be one of them crime scene folks :no: RIP hopefully the family will have some sense of closure. Terrible to loose a child :sad:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Maybe the body was preserved since the lake was frozen over all winter and just recently thawed?

    • Afiya

      All signs point to Marvin :yes: YOU going to jail son!

      May her soul find peace. :ghost:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ Afiya: I disagree. Teleka Patrick was mentally ill. She most likely took her own life.

    • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Atypical

      Something about this story is just...strange. For example, how did she get his children(s) im assuming cell phone numbers. Cell phone numbers aren't usually listed publicly and with Sapp being famous I'm sure his cell phone number (s) are probably super private. What sounds more plausible(imo of course) is that she somehow had access to his phone/call log. I wouldn't be super shocked to hear about this being an affair that went really, really wrong...

    • Crickett

      How she get under the water when she went missing in the cold of winter. This is so similar to Atlanta's Stacy Nicole English, mental illness, walking away from car, body found near car and dying of the elements.

    • Just Looking

      This really sad.. Really

    • weFukNorNah

      I figured she was deceased but at least her family had closure

    • FuturedocDonte

      Does anyone else find it Ironic the she was a mentally ill PSYCHIATRIST :shrug: somebody about this :huh:

    • weFukNorNah

      Majority of them have those issues donte

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      I'm glad the family will get closure. Some families never get the chance to bury their loved ones.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      FuturedocDonte says:

      Does anyone else find it Ironic the she was a mentally ill PSYCHIATRIST :shrug: somebody about this :huh:
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      Some psychiatrists have emotional issues. I think they study the field of psychology hoping to heal thyselves.

    • JerseyGirl68

      OMG, this story is so tragic on so many levels.

      I wished more people paid more attention to her mental illness rather than her beauty and credentials. Perhaps she could have gotten the help she so desperately needed.

      Church folks just threw her out of the church. Didn't even try to get her help. Like using their tithes and offering to contact her parents instead of the police.

      It is time to take mental illness serious in this country. We have created a societal system that is created to destroy your mind. It is based on greed, pride of eyes, pride of life and lusts (unsatisfiable desires) of the flesh.

      You have to choose to live outside that system and according to the Word of G-d if you want to remain sane in this crazy world.

      "You [Oh G-d] will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Isaiah 26:3

      My prayers go out to the Patrick Family.

    • JerseyGirl68

      Sandra Rose says:

      FuturedocDonte says:
      Does anyone else find it Ironic the she was a mentally ill PSYCHIATRIST :shrug: somebody about this :huh:
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      Some psychiatrists have emotional issues. I think they study the field of psychology hoping to heal thyselves.
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      Sometimes educated folks are too smart for their own good. :crying:

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      I’m glad the family will get closure. Some families never get the chance to bury their loved ones.
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      :cosign:

      @Jersey: can you tell me why you type God as G-d? I notice more and more people doing this and I never knew why. Maybe it is something I am missing or not educated on. Thanks in advance and have a great day :hugs:

    • San ah make ya dance

      Right around the corner from my town :no:
      :huh: I don't believe that man had anything to do with this

    • San ah make ya dance

      can you tell me why you type God as G-d?
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      :huh: Interesting

    • Afiya

      @Sandra :hug: I hope that's the case for his sake, I read he lied when questioned. :shrug:

      Anywho, :wave: GOOD MORNING ROSES, Thorns, Lurkers & newbies

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      San I see it often now and even from Pastors. I didn't know if it was a "higher level" emphasis on the air quotes --- of understanding. But I always error on the side of given him ALL of his glory. Including all 3 letters. But like I said maybe I am missing something :shrugs:

    • missyJ

      I could answer Taken but I'll probably offend :coffee:

    • Afiya

      G-d? :huh: what that mean? :confuse:

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      Missy... We are all educated respectful folks here. I am sure giving your opinion wouldn't offend :lol:
      No, seriously please do. I don't want to make assumptions. I leaned towards more towards like when people don't say God but say a spiritual being. But then I saw a friend of the family who is a Pastor doing it the other day and I was like :stop; He is TEAM JESUS... Left me scratching my head. I just haven't reached out to him about it yet

    • aRoTh

      Sometimes educated folks are too smart for their own good.
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      :cosign: :yes:

    • spiceykay

      Good morning everyone.

      I often wondered why some psychologist and physchiatrist seem to have issues themselves and I believes one of three things: they want to study their own issues, their family member issues, or they become very good at what they do and allow their mind to wonder or explore what their patients are dealing with to better help them.

      I know of plenty of black people that have seeked help from mental health providers so I don't think the stigma is no longer there. I think the stigma is with a possible diagnosis more than seeing someone.

    • San ah make ya dance

      San I see it often now and even from Pastors. I didn’t know if it was a “higher level” emphasis on the air quotes — of understanding. But I always error on the side of given him ALL of his glory. Including all 3 letters. But like I said maybe I am missing something :shrugs:
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      :yes: I don't understand it in hers, being that she used a scripture. Didn't use it in vain so I don't know. I'm lost :huh:

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      I often wondered why some psychologist and physchiatrist seem to have issues themselves
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      Anybody watch the tv show Hannibal? :phew: It is this topic personified :lol: Very creepy but beautiful imagery and mentally stimulating

    • San ah make ya dance

      She did her eyebrows like one of my crazy aunts

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      I don’t understand it in hers, being that she used a scripture.
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      :thinking: Very true. I hope it's not shorthand.
      :warning: Jersey come byke and explain ma'am. The people wanna know. Well really just me :waiting: I come in peace

    • San ah make ya dance

      My sis in law going into that field. We all say she a lil touched :tea:

    • spiceykay

      @taken and Afiya this is what I saw. The custom of substituting the word "God" with G-d in English is based on the traditional practice in Jewish law of giving God's Hebrew name a high degree of respect and reverence. When written or printed, God's Hebrew name (and many of the stand in names used to refer to God) cannot be erased or destroyed.

    • San ah make ya dance

      :hahaha:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      San ah make ya dance says:

      can you tell me why you type God as G-d?
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      :huh: Interesting
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      Not to me :no:

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      Spicey I just googled :lol: it appears also that some in the Jewish faith hold on to the practice of not writing the entire name of God onto anything that can be thrown away or discarded. It's a form of respect or reverence. :thinking:
      But... I don't think if it gets discarded or thrown away you are using his his name of vain of God knows your heart. Isn't that perform superstitious rituals and practices? Sorry didn't mean to open a can of worms :lol:
      I might bring this up again later to get opinions.

    • aRoTh

      So did anyone watch Married To Medicine? No? Ok.

    • A.J.

      Lord that Bigen all around M. Sapp's head and face. Major fail. :no:

    • A.J.

      So did anyone watch Married To Medicine? No? Ok.
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      I did and enjoyed it more than RHOA! :yes:

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      *raises hand*
      I had like 4-6 shows recordings at night:
      RHOA
      Married to Medicine
      Resurrection
      Revenge

      I got to watch Resurrection tonight. I think Married to Meds will be interesting this year. Might be a bit manufactured but what isn't :shrugs: Can we get a post on it? Or a new post? Is hate to waste my font :lol: That or RHOA and we can do both

    • A.J.

      Anybody watch the tv show Hannibal?
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      I watch it (dvr tho) I love it!

    • Matchsticks

      @Taken

      What do you think of Resurrection? I'm trying to like it but I think it's taking too long to pick up the plot... I'm afraid it's going to go in the same direction of 'The Event'...I'm STILL pissed that show got canceled without resolve... :cuss:

    • weFukNorNah

      *peeps in to see if Yall still discussing religion*

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      A.J Hannibal is the truth :yes:
      But some of it makes me sequel :scared: I have an aversion to dots, disease and a cluster of bugs. Those bees swarming and the honeycomb bodies was like torture to me. I was hiding under the covers

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I started watching Revenge this morning. I keep forgetting about Resurrection :smack: I don't think I will watch married to medicine. I'm trying to get away from reality shows, so after housewives Reunion, I think I'm done :shrugs:

    • A.J.

      *peeps in to see if Yall still discussing religion*
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      I ain't.

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      Nori and A.J don't be like that :lol: we should be able to talk about anything respectfully . Should ...
      Resurrection is dragging for me too. It a supplemental filler show. I watch it when I get home and I am cooking dinner or something

    • A.J.

      Good Morning Sandra!!!

      Jenie, Taken, San, RWilliams, Aroth, Afiya, Spicekay, Missyj :waves:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I need to stay my azz off Zulily :facepalm: that site is addictive :snort:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      AJ :happy: hey Bew :love:

    • Gigi26

      I watched Married to Medicine and man them married hoes in Atlanta are some insecure ass broads! I mean if shorty dancing with your HUSBAND, check ole girl right then and there. Why tell the other broad who then in turn starts to shade ole girl in front of her husband at her party?!

      And that skinny Doctor chick was rude to that fat girl :lol: :no:

      Dr. Simone is trying it with her horse mouth and Quad n Mariah need to stop thinking they are super big, cuz reality is, they are NOBODIES. Esp that soulful ass broad Mariah.

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      @ Jenie; Revenge is borderline about to go to far off the cliff. They need to wrap of the revenge plot and a new plot. I hate that they ruined Daniel :(
      I don't like Emily with Aiden for some reason.... I kinda liked her and Daniel :oops:

    • A.J.

      Nori and A.J don’t be like that :lol: we should be able to talk about anything respectfully . Should …
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      :lol: Should!! Key word of the say. Chit all I need is redeemed to pop in.

      I enjoy getting different perspectives on how others feel about religion but I do not want to be overwhelmed all day with it!! :no:

    • A.J.

      *Key word of the day

    • A.J.

      AJ :happy: hey Bew
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      My love :love: sup

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      Mounting :hi:

      I tried to get into Resurrection, but I may have had an unreasonable expectation because I thought it might be more like 'The Returned' which I'd watched on Sundance/netflix. :shrug:

      On Topic: :pray: that her family finds peace and the truth, and that her spirit finds the peace on the other side that she seemed to not have while she was on earth.

    • A.J.

      @Gigi :cosign:

      I felt Toya did not have a problem with Simone until the commentary. Looked harmless to me; that nigga of hers big as an icebox. He didn't feel nothing and I feel she was dancing with him because his wife would not (another problem I feel Atlanta women have).

    • A.J.

      Isthisthingon :hi:

    • A.J.

      Now those husbands of all them big faced medicine wives are all "mitches" as the day is long!!

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      A.J. says:

      @Gigi

      I felt Toya did not have a problem with Simone until the commentary. Looked harmless to me; that nigga of hers big as an icebox. He didn’t feel nothing and I feel she was dancing with him because his wife would not (another problem I feel Atlanta women have).
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      women in atlanta dont dance with their men? :popcorn:

    • missyJ

      @Taken

      Well do you remember how the Pharisees would add fringes to their outer-garments and increased robes to their attire? It was a way to show they were more holy than others. But it was actually a false act. Or you know people that were so wild and then they join the "church" and all of a sudden everything is a sin and they are carrying their bible everywhere. Typing God as G-d is another form of false bravado. An irrelevant outward symbol of "not taking the Lord's name in vain". It means nothing, is not remotely biblical, but to others it appears to show an increased respect.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (fka IsThisThingOn) has entered into witness protection :cool:

      AJ... :facepalm:
      :lol:

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      Well since Gigi already went in on M2M and read them for filth :hahaha: I will go ahead and get my kicks.
      Pt 1.
      Mariah :stop: You are fading fast. Please stop with all of the over the top attire, verbiage and faux opulence. If that man ever leave you… the struggle will be real for you and your wretched mom/ Who told smoke a straight shooter Lucy she was fetch?????

      Quad: Have a baby with your fat effeminate husband. You just quit your job and you aren’t doing anything but hanging with the kids. Let’s be honest… You have a nice body. Take off the wig, the makeup and the designer duds and you look like Rico Love in the face
      Dr. Jackie: You skinny. Got it. You survived cancer :claps: That does not give you the right to be rude. There is a tactful way you can talk to someone about their weight and health. Your approach could have caused her to binge in a negative way. You should know better being the “classy” lady you self proclaim to be.

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      Dr. Simone: I actually like you the best which is why I want you to take it down a notch and pay more attention to your family before you lose them. You were wrong for being so close on the chick’s man BUT at the same time if she didn’t say anything :shrugs:

      Airhead: I don’t even know you name/ No really I don’t. Mariah drug you last year and your fat thighs showed from under your spanx and short flapper dress. You are not hot and you think you are. I can see you think you are glamorous and living the high life. Please don’t let your husband cheat on you because you will be destitute and worthless. Not because women can’t make it without a man but because you can’t

      New Chick Dentist: Who made you? You had a point about the fat girl. I kinda figured you used to be big too on account of your arms and shape. Kudos to you for losing the weight :claps: But you r approach to Dr. Jackie and Simone :nono: I can tell your husband Ike Turner’s you.

    • missyJ

      This is gon be a long week. Me and my step-deddy aint never gotten along or liked each other. We are civil now because when lilmissy was born he just fell all over himself for her. Caint nobody tell him that's not his grandbaby and lilmissy just love her Poppy. So they came to visit this weekend. After they get here, my mama like oh I'm heading home but yo step-deddy is staying for a week :huh: how you just gon dump a houseguest on me for a week and one you know ion even like??? Imma be cool because lilmissy like her Poppy being here but my mama owe me

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      missyJ says:

      @Taken

      Well do you remember how the Pharisees would add fringes to their outer-garments and increased robes to their attire? It was a way to show they were more holy than others. But it was actually a false act. Or you know people that were so wild and then they join the “church” and all of a sudden everything is a sin and they are carrying their bible everywhere. Typing God as G-d is another form of false bravado. An irrelevant outward symbol of “not taking the Lord’s name in vain”. It means nothing, is not remotely biblical, but to others it appears to show an increased respect.
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      chile I have a friend who will go out with me on a saturday & wile the entire fugg out!!!! Im talking straight ratchet. come sunday she on facebook posting about Jesus.

      I be like :huh:

      and this was every week. I just dont get it at all. I had to stop hanging with her because even tho Im not religious at all it just made me lose respect for her and think that she was capable of being fake in other situations.

      was that off subject or nah? my bad. :lol:

    • missyJ

      I'm lost, I ain't watch chit all weekend.......

    • A.J.

      women in atlanta dont dance with their men?
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      That ain't all they don't do!! I've been to so many events where the wife wants to be almost untouchable. Stay yo ass home then!!

      Wives have come up to me like can you believe she's trying push up on my man. Yes I can!!

      My response: Ho, you betta get yo ass up before yo ass get left!! :lol: Needless to say I no longer go to some events.

    • A.J.

      Taken I hate you :lol: fat effeminate husband!! The rest of them are as well :tea:

      Dr. Jackie should never be rude with the struggle she's been through twice and can't have children!! Some nerve.

    • Jessie

      If this lady is indeed dead, I really hope this is her body so that her family can finally put her away and go about the grieving/healing process. I'm sure this has been hell on them.

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      missyJ says:

      This is gon be a long week. Me and my step-deddy aint never gotten along or liked each other. We are civil now because when lilmissy was born he just fell all over himself for her. Caint nobody tell him that’s not his grandbaby and lilmissy just love her Poppy. So they came to visit this weekend. After they get here, my mama like oh I’m heading home but yo step-deddy is staying for a week how you just gon dump a houseguest on me for a week and one you know ion even like??? Imma be cool because lilmissy like her Poppy being here but my mama owe me
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      oh hayle naw :rules: your moms is violating girl code with that one.
      so what he do while yall at work/school? :eek: Peace be unto you girl cuz thats a lot.

      7 whole days :whistle: and Im just about due :whistle: 7 whole nights. Cant take it no more cant take it no more. Had about enough of you. I gotta be on my own way....on my own.... :whistle:

    • missyJ

      was that off subject or nah? my bad. :lol:

      ========================

      Nope that was very topical. Yeah when I was out doing my dirt, I never let anybody know of my religion and fell all the way awf. I didn't want to stumble anyone in their faith because they are looking a me like :holdup: this bish ain't never heard of Jesus Mon-Sat then come Sun wearing a skirt to her ankles :kona:

      I just couldn't be that type of phony to God. I was doing all kinds of wrong

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      JerseyGirl68 says:

      It is time to take mental illness serious in the black community.
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      *Fixed :coffee:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Afiya says:

      I hope that's the case for his sake, I read he lied when questioned. :shrug:
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      Let me guess: you read that on Lipstick Alley? :coffee:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      San ah make ya dance says:

      I don't understand it in hers, being that she used a scripture. Didn't use it in vain so I don't know. I'm lost :huh:
      __________________

      One of the hallmarks of mental illness is religious delusions. THey are obsessed with religion and God.

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      One of the hallmarks of mental illness is religious delusions. THey are obsessed with religion and God.
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      True. You know this is about what someone posted? Not Teleka it was a healthy discussion tho... :kona:

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      Sandra Rose says:

      One of the hallmarks of mental illness is religious delusions. THey are obsessed with religion and God.
      _____________________

      :yes: yup

      Good Morning Sandra :)

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Matchsticks says:

      What do you think of Resurrection?
      _______________

      I watch it every week. It's getting better but you have to suspend belief when watching. This show makes no sense whatsoever. :no:

    • Matchsticks

      @Sandra

      I watch it too! And I'm trying to like it, but it's taking too long to develop the plot and what is going on with these "returned folks" ...and Omar is beginning to look silly growing so attached to these folks :lol:

    • MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky:

      @A.J: you know I ain't lying. I think Quad doesn't want to have his baby because she is afraid it will be big boned and burst her birth canal :no:
      And when she said he farts in his sleep. She don't love him :hahaha:

    • BostonBabe

      MisTaken if you nasty *closes housecoat* :winky: says

      "Let’s be honest… You have a nice body. Take off the wig, the makeup and the designer duds and you look like Rico Love in the face"

      :cosign: I said the same thing to my boyfriend, it is amazing how money can make you look.

    • Afiya

      @spicykay, thanks for the clarification, I'm still confused though, I would think it would be more disrespectful to shorten his name, like your ashamed :shrug: but what do I know. It will ALWAYS be GOD for me :shrug:

      LORD, give me a sign!

    • JerseyGirl68

      :handclap: @spicykay

    • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

      I wonder if Sandra will get any "offense" emails for referring to this woman by her occupation...

      Missing doctor, missing stripper.... The difference is....?